CMH Pub 7-2-1 Logistical Support of the Armies, Volume I: May 1941 - September 1944
CMH Pub 7-2-1 Logistical Support of the Armies, Volume I: May 1941 - September 1944 by Roland G. Ruppenthal. First published, 1953.
"The buildup of American armies under General Eisenhower in the United Kingdom in preparation for the Normandy invasion and an account of how they were supplied during the first three months of operations on the Continent." Also see Volume II: CMH Pub 7-3-1 Logistical Support Of The Armies, Volume II, September 1944 - May 1945
Digitized by the U.S. Army Center of Military History: http://www.history.army.mil
"World War II, 50th anniversary commemorative edition" - Cover
2 folded col. maps located inside cover of v. 1
Includes bibliographical references and index
v. 1. May 1941-September 1944 -- v. 2. September 1944-May 1945
PIN: 073272-000 (v. 1)
PIN: 073267-000 (v. 2)
May 9, 2014
Logistics on a Massive Scale
Amateurs study tactic, while professionals study logistics is a phrase common in the military. This is how the difficult job of supporting a massive campaign in Europe with much of the supplies coming from the US was done. A historian cannot understand the flow of the campaign following the D-Day invasion without an understanding of the logistical basis for decisions.